Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City are taking ‘small steps’ to building a legacy but remain ‘far away’ from the likes of his former club Barcelona.
City have made significant progress since being taken over by an Abu Dhabi-based investment group in 2008 and have taken even greater strides during Guardiola’s tenure.
The Spaniard’s side are on course to retain their Premier League title as they hunt an unprecedented quadruple, and are considered by some to be the best club side in the world.
“I think the last decade one of the teams who grows the most and makes a step from here to here is Manchester City,” Guardiola said. “Not just with our period, the people who were here in the last three seasons together, but the last decade.
“I think to compare to Barcelona, we are far away. Far away in terms of history, in terms of legacy and many, many things. We are far because we are one decade (under this ownership) but we will do it through getting better.”
“We are taking small steps… every time it’s getting better and that is the point.”